The Storm seemed surreal, as if it would not happen at least that's how it felt for me. I remember looking out of my office window at about 6pm and it was just silent, perhaps the calm before the Storm... On my drive home there seemed to be this urgency amongst commuters and those driving home. Then it happened, the worst one in almost 30 years, the wind started making these tiny twisters carrying packets, wrappers and all sorts of debris. My sister's words were, "The Storm is coming, it's air building up!" and not long after that the slates of rain came down and it felt like it would never end. The Storm winds started ripping off the roofs of homes, schools and businesses, uprooting trees, caused interruptions or failure in power supply and the list of things destroyed now seems endless.
Through all of this I heard about two angels namely Zaakirah Matthee and Oscar Peter Bougardt!
They have been tirelessly feeding the people on the Cape Flats at various Informal Settlements the current focus being on the one in Kapteinsklip. Those at Kapteinsklip have been hardest hit as they recently had all of their belongings destroyed in a fire, leaving then not only homeless, but heavily exposed to the elements.
The Funds raised here will be used to buy heavy duty plastic to cover shelters, food and porridge. The need is great and thus far they have relied on word of mouth, but this is not enough.
They need you, the community of Mitchell's Plain needs you.